Meet Tapesh, a 16-year-old boy from Nepal. When not cutting wood to support his family, Tapesh can be found studying or reading Nepali stories and poems. He lives with his mother and his three older brothers, and his father works in India to help support the family.
“Tapesh was swinging on the branch of a tree when the branch snapped and he fell on the ground,” our medical partner, Possible, shares. “He has been in constant pain since then.”
“We will have to take loans on interest if we are to fix my brother’s hand without any donations,” Tapesh’s brother tells Possible. If left untreated, Tapesh’s fracture could heal unaligned, leading to lifelong wrist pain and limited mobility around the joint.
$224 will cover the cost to fix Tapesh’s left hand, including x-rays, the operation, and all costs of the hospital stay. With this operation and about a month of healing and physical therapy, Tapesh’s bones will have aligned correctly and he can return to his daily life.